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Azerbaijan-Armenia war ends. Russia takes full control of Caucasus

Azerbaijan-Armenia war ends. Russia takes full control of Caucasus

The Duran: Episode 729

‘The army said to stop’: Armenian PM Pashinyan claims controversial agreement with Baku was encouraged by his military

‘The army said to stop’: Armenian PM Pashinyan claims controversial agreement with Baku was encouraged by his military

Armenia’s Prime Minister was told to sign a truce with Azerbaijan by the leaders of his country’s armed forces, who explained that their resources were depleted. That’s according to Nikol Pashinyan himself, speaking on Tuesday. The embattled PM has spent the morning trying to explain his decision to angry citizens, after the surprise Moscow-brokered midnight peace deal, which saw Yerevan make considerable concessions to Azerbaijan.

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Marcus
Marcus
November 11, 2020

I’m thinking that the Alex’s view on Putin’s “weakness” is becoming a bit irrational. The future in a number of these areas whether they be the Caucuses or Ukraine or wherever has a lot to do with the dynamic of a collapsing west (and their meddling). As such I believe that what is basically a containment strategy on Russia’s part for these area is logical. As for the problems caused by the flailing of delusional Erdogan, a wrestling analogy is better suited than a boxing analogy. I feel Erdogan is slowly getting into a tighter corner and will be forced… Read more »

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  Marcus
November 13, 2020

Very true..

United States of Infamy
United States of Infamy
November 12, 2020

Biden will probably send Susan Rice to Baku with a basketful of heavenly manna promises if they do a Saakashvili on NG and kill a few dozen Russian peacekeepers and a few hundred civilians in a surprise rocket and tank attack on Stepanakert, while they’re all sleeping of course.

After all, It’s what they do.

Eric Zuesse
November 12, 2020

Is it possible that Mercouris is wrong about there being a “reputational” downside to Russia’s having addressed the rising dangerous disloyalties to Russia on the parts of three of Russia’s neighbors — Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan — by ‘imposing’ a compromise between Armenia and Azerbaijan and by strong-arming Turkey to stay out of the Caucuses (so that only Russia is the superpower in that region)? Couldn’t this instead be the reverse: a massive and longlasting “reputational” boost for Russia as being the reliable protector and peace-maker in that region?

oldandjaded
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
November 12, 2020

Yes, I agree. Its also very telling the complete inability of most to comprehend the importance to both sides, of the strategic position Turkey and by extension, Erdogon holds. All you have to do is look at the map, it should be obvious to a child that the Black Sea is Russia’s only access to the eastern Mediterranean, and Turkey effectively controls that access. The Americans, whoever is in power (with the possible exception of the senile Joe Biden) are very bit as aware of this importance as Putin, as is Erdogon, who dangles this power in front of both… Read more »

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P Ssm
P Ssm
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
November 12, 2020

Russia is losing reputation in Balkans and in Greece. Look at the comments in the twitter of the Russian embassy. Public opinion in Orthodox countries is Russia’s stronghold

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P Ssm
P Ssm
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
November 12, 2020

We Greeks, understand better than anyone how the Armenians feel- and we took the message that perhaps the West even if we despise it, might be safer for us.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
November 13, 2020

It would seem Vladimir Putin and Russia has become the world’s firemen,war,religous hatred,and ethnic hatred being lighted by third parties,wether it be the empire or Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian Turkey,it is far better for all that blood shed to End, the US empire would love it ,if war and chaos ensues in Russia’s southern Islamic tier,which is half the Reason why Russia is in Syria,many of Islamic state are from the Caucuses,e.g, Chechenia..Peace ,and order should be preferred over chaos and death..

oldandjaded
Reply to  Ozymandias
November 13, 2020

VERY slippery slope. This is not unlike the position the US was in immediately after WWII, some serious food for thought there. Hopefully they will be less hubristic and exercise more restraint. I have no idea whether the stories of Putins imminent retirement are accurate, but if they are the timing couldn’t be worse.

BorisN
BorisN
November 16, 2020

This video essentially echoes what Mark Galleoti argued in his article published in the Moscow Times. Galleoti put his view in starker terms in what he attributed to Moscow’s attempt to shore up a declining empire. I don’t agree with Mercouris that Russia has suffered a reputational damage. Quite frankly, Nikol Pashiyan was right on the money when he said that Armenia faced the real prospect of losing Stepanakert if the fighting had continued. The alternative option available to Russia would have been to fight this war on Armenia’s behalf. It is hardly surprising that Putin did not consider this… Read more »

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